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News

Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza

Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council last week approved the installation of two new directional signs on Foothill Expressway pointing motorists to the Woodland Plaza Shopping District.

The Los Altos City Council voted unanimou...

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Schools

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Edsel Clark, new Los Altos School District assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, above, facilitates a junior high mathematics curriculum meeting last week.

Edsel Clark, Ed.D., new assistant superintend...

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Community

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China


From IncredibleTravelPhotos.com
Jacque Kae’s “Mischievous” is one of the many photographs on display at Foothill College this month.

Photographs of the land and culture of Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China, are on exhibit through Sept. 26 at t...

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Sports

Spartans shine in opener

Spartans shine in opener


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Frank Kapp snares a touchdown pass from quarterback Owen Mountford in Friday’s win.

Leading by a point at halftime, the Mountain View High football team outscored visiting Del Mar 20-0 the rest of...

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Comment

A look ahead to the Nov. 4 election: Editorial

Election season is upon us. In Los Altos, we have three major local races ahead – two seats on the Los Altos City Council, and three seats each on the Los Altos School District and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District boards of tr...

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Special Sections

Renovation complete,  Villa Siena looks to future

Renovation complete, Villa Siena looks to future


Above and Below Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier; Left Photo Courtesy of Villa Siena
Villa Siena in Mountain View recently underwent a $35 million face-lift. The five-year project expanded their senior living community’s space and ability to serv...

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Business

Transitioning from postage to pets

Transitioning from postage to pets


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A new Pet Food Express store is scheduled to open at the Blossom Valley Shopping Center this month.

A site that previously existed to meet postal service needs will soon have an entirely different purpose – serving pe...

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Books

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights


A good story about aliens is always great fun to read – after all, it’s only by attempting to understand the human race from another perspective that we can see ourselves more objectively.

But readers who might be tempted to dismiss ye...

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People

JEANNE PACKARD

After suffering a stroke in May, Jeanne Packard died August 10, 2014 at age 83. She was born in 1931 in Berlin, Germany, the only child of Emily Channel and Frank Howe Packard of Chicago, IL. Jeanne is survived by 5 great grandchildren. She was a lon...

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Travel

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska


Sandy Powell/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident and bird photographer Sandy Powell recently visited Homer, Alaska, to photograph Sandhill cranes, below. While there, Powell also encountered moose, left.

Los Altos resident Sandy Powell, a...

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Stepping Out

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos


Courtesy of Los
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” includes, from left, Mylissa Malley as Lin, Vanessa Alvarez as Betty, and Christina Bolognini as Pickles. Altos Stage Company

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Spiritual Life

9/11 survivor Michael Hingson finds purpose

Imagine walking down 78 flights of stairs – 1,463 individual steps. You are in imminent danger as you walk, unsure whether you can make it out of the building before it collapses or explodes. Struggling for each breath, you smell the heavy sten...

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Magazine

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living


Courtesy of Spectrum Interior Design
In place of a more traditional fireplace, this modern living room features a linear-flame firebox that emits heat while offering a sculpturelike design element.

After traveling the world and visiting a host...

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Transactions

Los Altos

396 1st Street #8, Lennar Homes to M. Claeys for $1,183,000

101 2nd Street #4, Brown Trust to Y. Chen for $810,000

57 Bay Tree Lane, Miller Trust to L. Cassidy for $1,650,000

1714 Fremont Avenue, P. & K. Subrahmanyan to P. Portillo for $2,355,000

17 Los Altos Avenue, Lee Trust to D. & M. Lee for $1,688,000

1070 Mercedes Avenue #27, T. West to L. Wang for $680,000

308 Ramon Drive, Ramon Properties to P. Wu for $1,962,000

437 Valley View Drive, G. Hanisch to Kelly Gordon Development for $2,050,000

226 West Edith Avenue #34, Wolfe Trust to Yu Trust for $920,000

Los Altos Hills

26950 Orchard Hill Lane, Corbin-McLeod Trust to Lefteroff Trust for $3,499,000

26096 Todd Lane, J. & D. Han to F. Wang for $3,050,000

Mountain View

1540 Bonita Avenue, R. Yoon to J. Solomon for $1,700,000

1950 Cambridge Drive, R. & C. Alexander to C. Bunt for $975,000

120 College Street, L. Lie to G. Liu for $765,000

1266 Cuernavaca Circulo, T. & H. Yoshida to Huang Trust for $1,200,000

231 Dali Avenue, R. Knueppel to Y. Ouyang for $980,000

2761 Doverton Square, Lai Trust to L. & C. Chen for $1,875,000

175 Evandale Avenue #4, E. Hui to M. Boucher for $667,500

139 Frederick Court, J. Chik to X. Yang for $782,000

509 Levin Avenue, M. Qian to W. Gor for $1,690,000

272 Montebello Avenue, Frank-Morris Trust to H. Wilson for $785,000

154 Montelena Court, Ng Trust to L. Yun-Nikolac for $1,100,000

1051 Nilda Avenue, Duggan Trust to A. Grosskurth for $1,155,000

128 Palmer Avenue, T. True to N. & A. Manov for $1,305,000

1921 Rock Street #17, Y. Wang to J. Wang for $575,000

421 Sierra Vista Avenue #5, U. Kirazci to A. & A. Vidergar for $819,000

255 South Rengstorff Avenue #15, A. Alioto to P. & M. Sundareshan for $505,000

534 Victory Avenue, M. Sanders to R. Merom for $1,110,000

248 Walker Drive #21, Harvey Trust to H. Cittadino for $635,000

500 West Middlefield Road #125, L. Penning to Carico Trust for $320,000

928 Wright Avenue #1006, K. Hunwick to E. Sleight for $788,000

Cupertino

22330 Homestead Road #121, Messner Trust to V. Rajendran for $685,000

10331 Johnson Avenue, D. & L. Lynch to S. Yang for $888,000

21516 Monrovia Street, S. & D. Kirtley to R. Denduluri for $1,660,000

10017 Scenic Boulevard, Sridcharan Trust to G. McNeil for $1,355,000

18920 Tilson Avenue, M. Jalili to R. Moy for $1,650,000

Los Altos

Total sales: 9

Highest sale: $2,355,000

Lowest sale: 680,000

Average sale: $1,477,556

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 2

Highest sale: $3,499,000

Lowest sale: $3,050,000

Average sale: $3,274,500

Mountain View

Total sales: 20

Highest sale: $1,875,000

Lowest sale: $320,000

Average sale: $986,575

Cupertino

Total sales: 5

Highest sale: $1,660,000

Lowest sale: $685,000

Average sale: $1,247,600

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